Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity on the South African Wild Coast

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Evaluation Plan:
2013-2019, South Africa
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
01/2014
Completion Date:
05/2014
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
18,229

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Title Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity on the South African Wild Coast
Atlas Project Number: 00049762
Evaluation Plan: 2013-2019, South Africa
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 05/2014
Planned End Date: 01/2014
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Output 1.3. Solutions developed at national and sub-national levels for sustainable management of natural resources, ecosystem services, chemicals and waste
Evaluation Budget(US $): 18,229
Source of Funding: GEF
Joint Programme: No
Mandatory Evaluation: Yes
Joint Evaluation: Yes
  • Joint with UNDP & National Department of Environmental Affairs
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
James Lenoci
GEF Evaluation: Yes
Evaluation Type:
Focal Area: Biodiversity
Project Type: FSP
GEF Phase: GEF-3
PIMS Number: 1767
Key Stakeholders: Eastern Cape Provincial Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and tourism, Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency
Countries: SOUTH AFRICA
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 Inadequate participation of representative community forums at project closure
2 Lack of quantifiable results to demonstrate the benefit protected area management under communal and participatory arrangements to support key stakeholders
3 Inadequacy awareness by the targeted communities on local economic development opportunities sponsored by district and local municipalities
4 Inadequate dissemination of project results and lessons learned on co-management and environmental education approaches
5 Lack of skills in biodiversity monitoring and conservation management of protected areas
6 Lack of common objectives between conservation agencies and local communities on conservation and management of biodiversity
1. Recommendation: Inadequate participation of representative community forums at project closure
Management Response: [Added: 2015/04/20] [Last Updated: 2015/04/20]

Support a facilitator for a minimum 2 years to further support advancement of co-management arrangements

Key Actions:

2. Recommendation: Lack of quantifiable results to demonstrate the benefit protected area management under communal and participatory arrangements to support key stakeholders
Management Response: [Added: 2015/04/20]

Compile results of improved management effectiveness under communal co-management

Key Actions:

3. Recommendation: Inadequacy awareness by the targeted communities on local economic development opportunities sponsored by district and local municipalities
Management Response: [Added: 2015/04/20]

Organise a joint workshop on local economic development

Key Actions:

4. Recommendation: Inadequate dissemination of project results and lessons learned on co-management and environmental education approaches
Management Response: [Added: 2015/04/20]

Organise a joint workshop on co-management policies and experiences

Key Actions:

5. Recommendation: Lack of skills in biodiversity monitoring and conservation management of protected areas
Management Response: [Added: 2015/04/20]

Train local community members in biodiversity management

Key Actions:

6. Recommendation: Lack of common objectives between conservation agencies and local communities on conservation and management of biodiversity
Management Response: [Added: 2015/04/20]

Facilitate arrangement to reconcile conservation objectives with live hoods needs and traditions among local communities

Key Actions:

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